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Genetic testing for family planning and hereditary cancer

Genetic testing can provide insights to help you better understand your health, and that of your family, too. And Integrated Genetics is one of the few laboratories that can provide a true continuity of care, from pre-pregnancy screens to pediatric diagnostics to hereditary cancer testing.

Family planning

Family planning tests

If you’re pregnant or planning to be, carrier screening for disorders such as cystic fibrosis, and noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for conditions such as Down syndrome, can provide critical insights, and are often recommended by physicians and medical societies alike.

There are also additional testing options for post-pregnancy, such as pediatric diagnostic testing.

Click a tab on our pregnancy-by-week tool to discover which types of tests might be appropriate at various stages.

Carrier screening
These tests detect the “carrier status” of you and/or your partner, and help determine if there’s any risk of passing on a genetic disorder, such as cystic fibrosis (which affects about 1 in 3500 babies born in the US).1

Learn more about carrier screening options

Carrier screening
These tests detect the “carrier status” of you and/or your partner, and help determine if there’s any risk of passing on a genetic disorder, such as cystic fibrosis (which affects about 1 in 3500 babies born in the US).1 These tests may be performed before becoming pregnant, too. 

Learn more about carrier screening options

Prenatal screening
These tests screen for chromosomal abnormalities in your baby, such as trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). Some of these tests can also determine fetal sex. Options at this stage in your pregnancy include noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), serum screening, and chorionic villi sampling (CVS). 

Learn more about prenatal testing options

Carrier screening
These tests detect the “carrier status” of you and/or your partner, and help determine if there’s any risk of passing on a genetic disorder, such as cystic fibrosis (which affects about 1 in 3500 babies born in the US).1 These tests may be performed before becoming pregnant, too. 

Learn more about carrier screening options

Prenatal screening
These tests screen for chromosomal abnormalities in your baby, such as trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). Some of these tests can also determine fetal sex. Options at this stage in your pregnancy include noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and serum screening. 

Learn more about prenatal testing options

Amniocentesis
Doctors may recommend amniocentesis or other diagnostic procedures if you have a risk for a known inherited disorder or birth defect, or if you had abnormal results from a serum screen or NIPT.

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Carrier screening
These tests detect the “carrier status” of you and/or your partner, and help determine if there’s any risk of passing on a genetic disorder, such as cystic fibrosis (which affects about 1 in 3500 babies born in the US).1 These tests may be performed before becoming pregnant, too.

Learn more about carrier screening options

Amniocentesis
Doctors may recommend amniocentesis or other diagnostic procedures if you have a risk for a known inherited disorder or birth defect, or if you had abnormal results from a serum screen or NIPT.

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Ultrasound
The ultrasound can be used during pregnancy to show images of your baby, amniotic sac, and placenta. Some major birth defects can be seen with an ultrasound. 

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Hereditary cancer

Hereditary cancer screening

Many of us carry genetic markers for specific cancers, such as breast, pancreatic, and prostate. Hereditary cancer screening can help you assess your risk for developing certain cancers and make informed decisions for your health.